|View single post by Reg H|
|Posted: Fri Nov 1st, 2019 05:04 pm||
|Returning from the HO/OO page...
I have abandoned the laser kit engine house. It is just too small.
The parts have been carefully stored away for future use.
I may convert it into something else, like a car repair shed, sometime in the future.
In it's place I have opted for the Cornerstone brick two-stall engine house.
I simply did not want to go after an expensive and complex kit again.
I am very anxious to get this logging operation completed.
So far I have given the brick work a wash with my ink/alcohol mix,
painted the window frames white in accordance with HBTCo practice,
and painted all the parts cast in gray plastic grimy black,
after some airbrush adventures detailed elsewhere.
Oh. I also painted the doors tuscan red.
The ink/alcohol wash is very subtle, but the diluted ink gathers in the mortar lines,
creating a shadow effect that helps accentuate the brick work.
The brick work will get a shot of Dull Coat to kill whatever shine is left.
I am rethinking the window frames. I may repaint them tuscan red.
The white just seems to scream "look at me!!".
Not exactly the effect for which I am looking.
I want it to obviously be there,
but I don't want it to detract from the logging operation center of attention, the mill.